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The BEST Methods to NOT Get Eaten by a Shark!

The BEST Methods to NOT Get Eaten by a Shark!

Going to the beach? Here’s how not to get eaten by a shark! 11 – Don’t Go to……. So it’s summer and you wanna go out in the
ocean but you’re not trying to get eaten. As with many things in life, when it comes
to not getting attacked by something, that means to not be where they are. Sounds simple right? This means doing your research and staying
up with the latest news on shark alerts before going to swim at a certain exotic beach. The mouth of rivers after a heavy rain is
also a shark hot-spot. Fish and other animals are swept out to sea
and sharks are all too willing to go fishing there. Avoid their natural habitats such as murky
waters, harbor entrances, rocky underwater cliffs and other places where sharks may go
feed. When in doubt, just ask the locals! They’ll probably be willing to help out
and tell you about the frequence of sharks in the area. 10 – Bring the squad
Sharks are known to have very poor eyesight, so you should do everything you can to avoid
being confused with prey. In fact, sharks don’t particularly like
the taste of humans, so most attacks are actually caused by sharks mistakenly biting a human
believing it was a seal or other big prey. For example, a surfer on their board looks
pretty much like a sea lion from below the water. What really helps is swimming with other people. Shark attacks are mainly committed against
individuals, not groups. Try to always swim with a friend, and obviously
if you’re with a group don’t stray away from the group! Keep yourself relatively close to your friends
and everyone’s chances of being attacked if a shark is around will diminish greatly. Also, avoid swimming at dusk, dawn or at night. Sharks don’t have the best sight, so there’ll
be a slightly higher chance of a shark mistaking you and your friends for a delicious meal. 9 – Bruises okay, Cuts, no
This one might just be too simple, but it’s worth repeating: NO BLOOD NEAR SHARKS. This includes everything from fish blood,
to a small cut or scrape. If you see yourself or others bleeding while
in the water, just GET OUT. If for some reason you’re near a bleeding
fish and you can actually see it, yeah, your day’s done. If there’s blood in the water, and there
are sharks, they WILL get to you. Because sharks don’t see all that well,
they have a fantastic sense of smell instead. Some of them can even smell blood even at
one part per million! Moreso, shark’s senses are specially attracted
to oils released by injured fish; some sharks can even detect one drop of fish oil at one
part per 25 million! That’s about one drop in a regular Olympic-sized
pool! Of course, as a human you don’t release
those yummy oils, but if you find yourself near dead fish or fish bait, you should get
out of the water ASAP. 8 – But I love seals! This should also be considered common sense,
but it’s worth stating again: avoid being near shark food. This means large groups of fish, seals, sea
lions, but also areas with fish bait in the water. You should also keep an eye out for bizarre
movements in the water. For example, if you see large groups of dolphins
and seabirds in the water, they’re probably feeding… and they’re attracted to the
same kind of food sharks like. Don’t think that only because dolphins are
present, then there won’t be any sharks around. Dolphins are also known to be a prey for large
sharks and can attract them. This also applies to fishing boats: sharks
are attracted to easy prey, and the confusion that fishing causes attracts shark lurking
close by waters. The blood and fish oils will attract sharks
quickly. 7 – Black, black, and more black? We’ve already learned that sharks suck at
seeing things. While their poor eyesight is useful for swimming
around them without them noticing, what it doesn’t mean is that they can’t see you
if you’re wearing bright colors. Sharks see contrast very well, meaning that
they’ll see you from a mile away if you’re wearing bright swimwear while on the ocean. Colors such as orange or yellow can be especially
easy for sharks to see. You should also stay away from shiny jewelry,
because in the water with the sun shining, those things look A LOT like fish scales. But really though, why would you wanna wear
expensive jewelry in the ocean anyways? Stick with dark-colored swimwear: blue, green,
black and brown might not be the colors you had in mind going on a beach trip, but if
your destination is known for shark sightings and you wanna get in, it’s better to be
safe than sorry. Save the bright colors for the beach bar at
night! 6 – Keep an eye on other prey
This one ties in with what I said earlier. When you’re swimming in areas where sharks
have been seen or has a history of attacks, you should be very careful and keep an eye
on other animals that could become prey. Animals in general know much more about their
environment than what we’ll ever know, so definitely keep an eye on them. If you see turtles or fish freaking out and
behaving erratically, take that as a sign and get out of the water while you can. Of course, to know whether or not other animals
are behaving in a weird way, you should know how they behave when they’re relaxed. If you’re new to water activities, it’s
better to keep yourself on the safe side and ask the locals for tips and what to look for. That or binge watch Animal Planet documentaries. 5 – Know Your Sharks
After hearing all this, you’re probably a lil scared to get in the water, but let’s
be for real, your risk really isn’t THAT high! It really isn’t necessary to ban all water
activities for fear of sharks. If you’re really worried about high risk
activities, look for ways to stop riding in a car! Anyways, only three species of shark are the
ones responsible for most human attacks: tiger sharks, great white and bull sharks are the
usual culprits. To stay safe, be hyper vigilant when you’re
swimming in their habitat: bull sharks are usually found along coastlines, bays and harbors
in north and south America, and they also frequent an uncommon place for sharks: freshwater
rivers. One of them was spotted 2500 miles up the
Amazon River! Great white sharks also live in coastal waters
especially along the US, South Africa and Japanese coasts. Finally, tiger sharks are known to thrive
in Hawaii and the Atlantic coast: from cape cod to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean
Sea. 4 – If you see a shark…… So you’re at sea, underwater, and you see
a shark. It’s possible. True story, it’s happened to me before,
buuuut it was just a little 3 foot shark and it left me alone. If you see a shark-shaped fin on the ocean’s
horizon, let everyone around you know about it. Or not. I guess it depends on how much you like them. Okay okay, I’m playing, definitely shout
to let people know there’s a shark. The more people know there’s a shark around,
the safer you all are. Obviously, the next step is to swim to shore
as if your life depended on it. However, if you aren’t able to get to shore
for some reason after seeing a shark, and it starts swimming in your direction, DON’T
PANIC. Try to just stay afloat and be quiet as crazy
as that sounds. Most of the time the shark isn’t swimming
specifically for you, but just in your general direction. As I’ve probably said for the 100th time,
sharks can’t see very well, so if it doesn’t see you, it won’t eat you!
3 – Things are getting real?! Okay. If the shark is swimming straight towards
you, evaluate its stance. If it’s swimming slowly in your general
direction, you still have the chance of not being headed towards an attack, and only being
in their way. Test that theory by moving slowly away from
the shark’s course. If it doesn’t change its direction, you’re
good. Obviously you should still try to slowly get
to safety, without splashing!! If you’ve moved a couple feet from where
you where, and the shark has changed course and there’s no doubt that he’s coming
for you, that shark is in attack mode so you should be prepared. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T PLAY DEAD. If a shark has already classified you as prey,
you should NEVER make it easy for it. If you find yourself moments before an attack,
make it harder for the shark to attack you by looking it straight in the eye. This is gonna make it more difficult for it
to ambush you, and it just might get bored and leave you alone. 2 – It’s happening!!! What do you do?! Okay, you’rel faced with a deadly shark
that wants to bite you. First of all, wow, that’s some sh*tty luck! Second of all, DON’T PANIC. If an attack is coming, you should be mentally
ready to fight back, so arm yourself with whatever you can. Experts say you should try to avoid using
your bare hands or feet whenever you can. A camera, a surfboard (even if it’s broken)
or any other piece of equipment could be the difference between life and death when faced
with a shark. If you’re being circled by a shark, don’t
panic and look around. Is there something against which you can back
up? If there is, put your back to it and be ready
to strike. Sharks circle their prey in order to better
calculate their position, so if you manage to avoid them circling around, they’ll probably
lose interest in you. After all, there are tons of other easily
available prey for them in the sea. If you have a coral reef, a rock, or something
big around you, you should swim towards it and rest your back against it. Again, don’t splash. Splashing only excites the shark even more. Carefully swim towards the rock with slow
movements, and hope the shark swims away. 1 – Punch it in the face. So you’re moments away from a shark bite
and you have nowhere to hide. Let’s face it, you’re gonna have to fight. Give it h*ll! Punch it in the face, kick it, and poke at
it with whatever you have. If you’re unarmed, you can still make it
unappealing to eat your arm off: scratch it and target the most sensitive parts of its
body. Sharks are especially sensitive in their faces
and gills. If you have a clear shot at hitting a shark
in its nose, go for it! Buuuut, obviously really close to that nose
is a mouth that could rip your arm or leg off. If you’re not as confident at hitting it
right there, then you’re better off targeting the eyes and gills: scratch its eyes with
your nails, whack it with your leg or arm in the gills. Even if you only have a small snorkel, it
can be enough to make a shark go away: poke it hard on its gills or eye, and if you’re
not bl33ding, it could be enough for it to get annoyed and go on
its way. Here’s what´s next!

61 comments on “The BEST Methods to NOT Get Eaten by a Shark!

  1. The way to avoid a shark attack is when he's coming at you with your hands push-up and swing back. Now I'm saying swing back because they swim fast. This is the same way with alligators. Push up on the bottom jaw and they don't do nothing

  2. Easy. Do not get in the water. Now aren't you glad you know how not to get eaten by a shark? Here's more, Don't wanna get hit by a car? Stay out of the road where cars drive. Afraid of being hit by a Train? Do not play, picnic, or take a nap on rail road tracks. Afraid of heights? Stay on the ground. Wanna know how to save yourself from drowning? Don't get wet. House fire keep you up at night with worry? Sleep outside. Fear choking to death CHEW your food or drink your dinner thru a straw. Closter phobic? Move to the desert. If none of this bothers you then your just a dare devil aren't ya? Like to live on the edge? You the kind to test fate? Go run with scissors you rebel you.

  3. Here's another tip, if you're gonna go in the water always carry a dive knife and if you get attacked stab the shit out of it.


    Edit:Anybody else's dream to swim with sharks?

  5. You're video title is misleading. Sharks don't eat people. The majority of attacks consist of single bites, after which the shark lets go and loses interest. If sharks are why you avoid the water, you're an idiot. You're more likely to win the lottery, get killed by your own dog, die in a car wreck, get struck by lightning, get killed by bees, die from getting hit by a falling coconut than get attacked by a shark.

  6. This video isn't exactly the most accurate. Human blood does not attract sharks as much as most people think. Furthermore, sharks have EXCELLENT vision. They have a tapetum lucidum, a mirror like layer at the back of their eyes that increases the intensity of incoming light. This enhances their eyes' sensitivity to the light. This means that they require less light to see than we do, so they have excellent night vision.

  7. Lol This guy has zero actual experience, coral reefs are razor sharp and will cut you up, nice one you just killed anyone taking your advice!

  8. I have a story – one day we go to a beach but I'm excited to swim so i swim but when i dive in rhe water, something bite me but i cannot identifie it because the water is dark it is very very blue. So is that a shark?

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